Spotlight on Faculty

June 10, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson, a native Torontonian, is our most recent addition to the full-time faculty in the Dept. of Theatre. Professor Robinson will be teaching Acting and Directing, and brings a wealth of experience to the department as an actor, director, creator, researcher, and advocate.


May 10, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Gwenyth Dobie

Gwenyth Dobie, Associate Professor (Movement, Devised Theatre) returned from her sabbatical having created a Woodland Farm Artist Residency on Salt Spring Island. Gwenyth catches us up on her directing projects and on the development of this special artist retreat in British Columbia in this month’s Spotlight on Faculty.


February 20, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Elena Rakitskaya

Elena Rakitskaya is teaching in the costume department for us this year. Check out her Spotlight on Faculty and read about how she got her Moscow State University of Design and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design, and highlights in her career such as tailoring a pink leather outfit for Lady Gaga for TIFF in 2017.


December 16, 2019

Spotlight on Faculty: Ian Garrett

Professor Ian Garrett who returned this year from a year on sabbatical, catches us up on all he did over his time away, and its impact on his research and teaching.


December 8, 2019

Spotlight on Faculty: Sean Robertson-Palmer

Sean Robertson-Palmer currently is a Sessional Assistant Professor in Performance Creation in the Dept of Theatre. He has been involved with the Kadozuke Kollektif theatre company on and off since its inception in 2006, participating in “The Gulliver Project,” “Figaro; His Marriage & the Fine Art of Dressmaking” and “The Sandman.” Sean also straddles the academic and the performative realms, combining his interdisciplinary performance with practice-based research. Read more about Sean’s current work, and discover the things that inspire him in this Spotlight on Faculty.


October 7, 2019

Spotlight on Faculty: David Jansen

David Jansen 1. Who are you? My 7-year old daughter leans over my shoulder as I try to answer this. “What kind of question is that!” she says. Quite right. She described me in her French class last year as drôle, gentil, intelligent, fort, and beau. It… View Article


July 10, 2019

Spotlight on Faculty: Aaron Kelly

Professor Aaron Kelly joins the Dept of Theatre this summer, and in this Spotlight post, he shares his background and what inspires him as a theatre maker and teacher.


May 9, 2019

Spotlight on Faculty: Gavin McDonald

Gavin McDonald has been a Lighting Designer and Production Manager for theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, events, and a bit of opera across the country for over 20 years as well as the United States and UK. Gavin will be joining the faculty of Theatre Department as an Assistant Professor in Lighting and Media Design as of July 1st!